These are five vessels of the United Earth Defence Force, an organisation formed in the 23rd century following the unification of the world's major nations. Tasked with defending the Solar system from invaders, privateers, and 'resource hunters', illegal prospectors desperate to exploit the mineral reserves found on the outer-lying planets. Operating from hidden bases spread throughout the 9 planets, they can deploy at a moment's notice to strike fast, and strike hard, against those who would threaten the fragile peace that Earth now enjoys.
Of course, all of that could be complete rubbish and I might have just designed five cool-looking ships for the fun of it ;). Over the space of several weeks I have adjusted, tweaked, and modified my ideas to come up with these final five. Those more eagle-eyed amongst you might notice that the pilots in some of the images look remarkably like Rebel pilots, and there might be a hint or two of an Astromech in the back of some of the ships, but they are relics. I have since removed them from the models, but it takes sooooooo long to render these images that I really couldn't bear to wait for another three or four days to reproduce them all. So please, disregard them, these models are NOT anything to do with Star Wars.
The ships in the set (these will all be included in one box) so far are...
The Strike Fighter (298 pieces). A long-range attack and reconnaissance craft.
The Gunship (323 pieces). A heavily armed short-range interceptor.
The Missile Boat (390 pieces). The clue's in the name...
The Naval Fighter (274 pieces). A stripped-down fighter designed for carriers.
The Tank (464 pieces). A heavy ground-based attack vehicle.
I did also make an Interceptor model, but as it's blatantly Star Wars inspired, I had to exclude it from the collection as I have submitted these designs to the Lego Ideas site and I want to keep it licence-free. However, I have no qualms about showing it here ;).
I have even moc'ed up (see what I did there?... Sheesh, tough crowd...) what I imagine the packaging would look like for these ships.
With your support, and help in spreading the word far and wide, these models might one day become a reality, and considering the piece counts of each ship, an affordable set too. So to all my fellow AFOLs, army builders, MOC'ers, and younger fans of Lego, I thank you for your support , and please, spread the word. Tell your friends, families, partners, parole officers, neighbours, Facebook 'friends', random people you meet on the street, everyone! ;).